[jboss-user] [Beginner's Corner] - JBOSS and SOA

Peter Johnson do-not-reply at jboss.com
Tue May 25 11:32:26 EDT 2010

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Exactly what "tools" are you talking about?

JBoss Tools is free. So is JBoss AS. And JBoss ESB. The same with all the other bits an pieces needed to build a SOA solution. All of these are known as the "community" products.

On the other hand, if you want to purchase support from Red Hat (or a Red Hat partner), you will have access to things such as JBoss EAP ( http://www.jboss.com/products/platforms/application/ http://www.jboss.com/products/platforms/application/),  JBoss Developer Studio ( http://www.jboss.com/products/devstudio/ http://www.jboss.com/products/devstudio/) and  JBoss ESP ( http://www.jboss.com/products/platforms/soa/ http://www.jboss.com/products/platforms/soa/). Those packages are combinations of various of the open source (and free) products that have been extensively integration tested, are periodically patched, and at times have proprietary components also thrown in. These are the "enterprise" products.

So as I said, the choice is yours. If you feel comfortable doing your own suppoort and patching, are willing to do you own debugging with perhaps some help form the forum, then use the community versions. If you do not fell comfortable with doing that, then pay for support and get the enterprise packages. Personally, if you need the SOA platform to generate income for your business, I would highly recommend purchasing support.


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